| May 15, 2014
| 9:44 PM
A rupture in an above-ground pipeline that sent roughly 10,000 gallons of crude oil spewing onto Atwater Village streets early Thursday appeared to have been caused by a valve failure, the pipeline company said.
The rupture sprayed black oil 20 feet...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Cleanup of a 10,000-gallon crude oil spill in Atwater Village is expected to continue for several days, and roads remained closed in the area Friday, officials said.
Crews continued Friday to power-spray affected asphalt, concrete and walls in the...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Every two weeks, a swath of Louisiana the size of this city's French Quarter vanishes into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the 1930s, the state has lost nearly 1,900 square miles, a quarter of its coastal land area.
For decades, oil and gas companies cut...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The fiery derailment in Virginia recently of a train transporting oil was the latest in a series of alarming accidents involving oil transport in North America in the last year. In 2013, more oil spilled from U.S. trains than in the previous four...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Federal energy authorities have slashed by 96% the estimated amount of recoverable oil buried in California's vast Monterey Shale deposits, deflating its potential as a national "black gold mine" of petroleum.
Just 600 million barrels of oil can be...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Running true to form, BP announced today that it will continue its effort to undermine a legal settlement the company itself helped craft by taking its campaign to the Supreme Court.
To be precise, BP will appeal rulings from the Fifth Circuit Court...
| May 22, 2014
One would have thought that Jayni Foley Hein — executive director of UC Berkeley's Center for Law, Energy and the Environment — after discussing all the problems associated with transporting crude oil by rail, would have at least mentioned...
| May 5, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for safer rail shipments of crude oil and better communication with first-responders after the train derailment in downtown Lynchburg that spilled 20,000 gallons of crude into the James River.
In a letter...
| May 6, 2014
| 11:22 AM
The city of Hermosa Beach has thrown its support behind a proposed law designed to relieve financial pressure that leaders there are facing in an ongoing debate over oil drilling.
City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to support...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:55 PM
The city of Hermosa Beach has thrown its support behind a proposed law designed to relieve financial pressure that leaders are facing in an ongoing debate over oil drilling.
City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to support a bill in the...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Support for a state oil extraction tax is strong and includes large percentages of Democrats, independents and even Republicans, says Tom Steyer, a billionaire former hedge fund investor turned environmentalist and political activist.
Steyer, a San...